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  • USCS Fight of the Week: Erik Koch and Jonathan Brookins Meet at UFC Fight Night 25 with Title Implications on the Line

    Featherweights Erik Koch and Jonathan Brookins find themselves on a very short list of UFC title contenders. One, a rapidly rising human highlight reel from the Duke Roufus factory in Milwaukee, the other, a proven veteran with a TUF trophy on his mantle and a brand new set of fans eagerly awaiting his return to the cage. At Saturday's UFC Fight Night 25 event in New Orleans, Koch and Brookins meet in a highly intriguing matchup that could ultimately see one emerge as the 145-pound division's next title contender.
  • XFC Heads to Orlando on October 21 With Star-Studded Card

    The XFC, who made headlines after signing a two year deal with HDNet Fights, is making news again as the promotion is set to make its long awaited return. And this time the organization is heading to Orlando. The city has hosted mixed martial arts events in the past including the WEF, Defiant 7, XCF, Cage Warriors, as well as the AFN this coming weekend, but has never before hosted an XFC even. The aptly named "XFC 14: Resurrection" will be held on October 21at the UCF Arena and feature a number of the state's top fighters.
  • Jim Alers Schedules Busy Fall With Fights Against Kerry Lattimer and Denis Hernadez

    Jim Alerscould drastically rise his stock over the next few months. The Gracie Barra Orlando fighter has scheduled fights for September and November in both the lightweight and featherweight division with hopes of catching the eye of a major promotion. Alers last fought in February when he defeated Matt Kersse via first round guillotine to bounce back from the lone loss of his career which he suffered at the hands of Ronald Jacobs in April of 2010. After that fight Alers took a year off from the cage and used that time to better his skills while also winning several prestigious jiu jitsu tournaments and competing in the Abu Dhabi Championship.
  • Mixed Martial Artists Reflect on 9-11 and How Their Personal Lives Have Been Affected

    Moments after the two towers at the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 it seemed as if time were standing still, yet ten years later many look back and wonder where the time went. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed since horrific day which changes the lives of so many within the flash of an eye. More than 3,000 innocent lives were lost that sunny Tuesday in New York, Washington D.C., and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Thousands more have died in Iraq and Afghanistan because of the tragic events that unfolded that day and even more severely wounded. The world stopped that day. Sporting events on the homefront were postponed, flights were cancelled, and many American...
  • Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day From US Combat Sports

    The symbolic end of the summer is upon us today. Following a crazy few months that saw some of the most exciting moments in and out of the cage, we can’t wait for the rest of the year. US Combat Sports wishes you a happy and safe Labor Day and will return tomorrow as your number one source for local combat sports news.
  • Top Five Fight Scenes in Film

    For most fans of combat sports, the silver screen was the first thing outside of actual competition that taught them that fighting was cool. Fight scenes and fight choreography have been an integral part of film since the art form began. But, just as with any reoccurring sequence in movies, the fight scene is done incorrectly more often than it is done right. Fight scenes can drag on too long without any significant changes to what's going on, jump-cut so fast that nothing can be seen, or simply be shot so flatly that they contain no emotional weight. A proper fight scene requires that which is going on during the fight to be an expression of the characters and conflicts within it...
  • USCS Fight of the Week: Hector Lombard and Jesse Taylor Meet in Monstrous Middleweight Matchup Down Under

    One of the more intriguing middleweight fights in recent memory has flown Down Under the radar. On Saturday, September 3, world-beater Hector Lombard looks to keep his five-year unbeaten streak intact against Jesse Taylor in Melbourne, Australia, in the main event of Australian Fighting Championship 2.
  • Farkhad Sharipov Signs With Bellator, Claims UFC is Avoiding Him to Keep Their Fighters Safe

    Farkhad Sharipov is on the hottest stretch in the state of Florida. Unbeaten in over two years and ranked atop the state’s bantamweight division, The Jungle MMA veteran will look to continue his momentum on the big stage after signing a contract with Bellator. Originally hailing from Kyrgystan and now residing in Orlando, Sharipov (13-3) sat down with US Combat Sports to talk about being ranked number one in the state, being ducked by the UFC, and what fans can expect in the near future.
  • Combat Corner ECO Series Kimono Equipment Review

    Are you in need of a new kimono? Before going out and purchasing one blindly make sure to check out the US Combat Sports equipment review of the affordable and durable Combat Corner ECO Series Version 2.0 Gi.
  • Erik Luke Looks to Get Back to His Winning Ways After Three Straight Defeats

    While still ranked eighth in Florida's bantamweight division, American Top Team's Erik Luke is in the midst of slump as of late. After beginning his career at 5-2 and picking up some very impressive victories, one of which was a submission victory over top ranked bantamweight Ralph Acosta, Luke has dropped three straight since. Following a year break from the cage Luke unsuccessfully returned against Aaron Williams at Alpha Fights in July. Now, Luke is hoping to get his career back on the right track with a win inside of the cage. Recently US Combat Sports was able to catch up with him to get his thoughts on his career thus far, his difficulties in the cage as of late, and his goa...

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